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I Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh
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it was amazing

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I too had a love story is the debut book by Ravinder Singh who is a young budding software engineer and likes to read & write apart from having keen interest in working out in the gym
The story is about Ravin who works in a Software Firm and is a CAT aspirant. The story begins from the reunion of Ravin & his 3 friends who met first time after passing from Engineering College. The reunion and college days are narrated so nicely that one is able to form a mental picture and relate to them personally.
Then, the story moves on to the main theme where Ravin creates a shadi.com profile to find a suitable Punjabi match for himself. But even after spending quite a time, everything goes into vain until one day he receives a call from Khushi, who shares a lot in common with Ravin.
Ravin and Khushi become good pals, share everything from their likes and dislikes to family, education, etc. They bond so well and are simply perfect for each other. The love flourishing between them and instances of their chats, calls, messages create a perfect pillar for the story to evolve. One finds himself in such a situation when love bestows upon him/ her.
The best part of the story is that both Ravin and Khushi are madly in love and that too even without having seeing each other physically for once. Both the families approve of their marriage without any retaliation. The first meeting of Ravin and Khushi; Ravin with Khushi’s family and Khushi’s parents with Ravin’s family is very close to what it is in general Indian tradition. The scene of rains, joys, sorrows, fights and problems faced by Ravin and Khushi are also nicely depicted.
Further after, when Ravin goes on a US trip, it finds quite a resemblance to the story called ‘life’. The story takes a U-turn when just before the engagement of Ravin and Khushi when Khushi meets up with an accident.
The post-situation and narration, scene of hospital and both the families; scene at Ravin’s office, etc are heart touching.
The end evolves to be painful and the reader finds himself glued up to know more and more as each page passes.
The story is truly amazing and author is able to create an aura in which readers find themselves spell-bound. One could easily cry his heart out after reading some extracts whereas he would also smile on his own at some of those.
The quotes which are written along with the text are also impactful.
“Tere jaane ka asar kuch aisa hua mujhpar,
Tujhe dhoonte dhoonte maine khud ko paa liya”
The narration of the story is awesome and the best that it can get.
To put simply, these lines of an author tells everything -
However, the book is all about love, and it is absorbing because of the honesty of thought and the ease of expression.
There is simplicity, beauty and innocence about these two lovers and the year they were together.
Ravinder gets his point across, at times well, sometimes through words and sentences that could have been strung together better, and with certain embellishments we could have well done without. However, his narrative is compelling, his emotions reflect a felt experience, and the denouement is touching.
Ravinder says that his book is a narration of what happened to him in his life. He laments that his was not "the fate to cherish the fullest form of love". His tribute to the girl he loved will touch many a heart.
Final Review – One of the best novels that I read till date. A must read for sure.
Ratings –
Narration – 4.5/5
Story – 5/5
Imagery – 5/5
Overall – 5/5

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